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can not install ROS in Ubuntu 13.04

asked 2014-07-20 17:12:39 -0500

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updated 2014-07-20 18:14:56 -0500

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Hi I've been trying to install ROS in Ubuntu 13.04 for the past two weeks. But I get an error message everytime I type in sudo apt-get install ros-hydro-desktop-full

the error is "Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages." I've tried everything on the internet, but nothing seems to be working. Please help me out.

sudo apt-get install ros-hydro-desktop
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 ros-hydro-desktop : Depends: ros-hydro-common-tutorials but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: ros-hydro-geometry-tutorials but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: ros-hydro-robot but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: ros-hydro-ros-full but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: ros-hydro-ros-tutorials but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: ros-hydro-urdf-tutorial but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: ros-hydro-visualization-tutorials but it is not going to be installed
                     Depends: ros-hydro-viz but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
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Please edit your question to include the full output of the error message.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2014-07-20 17:46:06 -0500 )edit

Have you enabled the universe and multiverse repositories?

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2014-07-20 18:15:12 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-07-20 17:48:14 -0500

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Without more information, my first guess is that this is related to the fact that Ubuntu recently stopped supporting Ubuntu 13.04 and move the repository elsewhere.

See this question for more background: http://answers.ros.org/question/18701...

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Hi ahendrix,

I have met similar problem. Have you got it fixed?

Thanks for your help.

Sendoh gravatar image Sendoh  ( 2014-08-25 21:47:49 -0500 )edit

I don't have this problem, so I can't confirm if the fix I suggested worked or not. Have you tried switching your sources.list to the old-releases repository, as my other answer suggests?

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2014-08-25 23:44:47 -0500 )edit

Thanks for your response. I did not know how to switch my sources.list and tried several time but failed. I have just installed ubuntu 14.04 and successful installed ROS Indigo. So it must be some problems in ubuntu 13.04.

Sendoh gravatar image Sendoh  ( 2014-08-26 08:54:16 -0500 )edit

In the future, rather than asking "did you fix this", ask a more specific question, and make it obvious that you've done some research. Maybe something like "I tried to switch my sources.list to the old-release repository, but it doesn't seem to be working"

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2014-08-26 12:30:51 -0500 )edit
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answered 2014-07-21 01:02:38 -0500

KennyHimawan gravatar image

I may not be able to answer your problem, but I had this problem before. What I did is to change to ubuntu 12.04, and everything is working fine. I feel a little bit older version of ubuntu is more supported, the same way with gazebo, gazebo-3.0 is not supported with ROS while gazebo-1.9 is supported.

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